Weeks before an explosion that killed seven people, someone called 911 to report the smell of gas outside a Silver Spring, MD, apartment complex where the blast occurred, according to a report by CBS News.
The phone call has been confirmed by Montgomery County officials, although the cause of the explosion remains under investigation. More than 30 people were injured by the massive blast on August 10, which sent debris hundreds of feet into the air and shook homes more than a mile away, according to news reports.
“It’s not yet clear what exactly caused the building to burst into flames, though investigators suspect the fire was fueled by natural gas,” CBS reported. The National Transportation Safety Board has started an investigation into the cause of the explosion.
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